Top stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Top stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
January: Top Stories from the College

Oliver Myers and Wysheka Austin to be honored at conference for Black engineering leaders

Myers, associate dean for inclusive excellence and undergraduate studies, and Austin, a Ph.D. student in engineering science and education, will be recognized in February at the BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness conference.

Clemson University to play important role in Battelle Savannah River Alliance’s $3.8 billion contract

Clemson University is one of five university partners to work with Battelle to operate the Savannah River National Laboratory under a 10-year, $3.8 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Three projects honored with InnoVision Awards

Three projects in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences won awards that recognize innovation in South Carolina. InnoVision Awards went to The Clemson COVID Challenge Program, Clemson University’s Composite Center and COVER Negative Pressure Chamber Project.

Tanju Karanfil elected to prestigious scientific academy

Karanfil was elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences, a society of the top academicians of his native country Turkey. He is Clemson University’s vice president for research and a professor of environmental engineering and Earth sciences.

Kumar Venayagamoorthy named Fellow of IEEE

One of electrical engineering’s highest honors is going to Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University.

Kevin Taaffe named interim chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering

Taaffe, the Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Professor of Industrial Engineering, brings three decades of industry and academic experience to his new position.

Impact of Giving

College alumni Ron Lindsay and Ed Rose describe why they have decided to support faculty, students and staff through the Leadership Circle. The support was especially impactful over the past year, as students found themselves in challenging situations.

Advanced manufacturing and mobility seen as significant trends in 2021

Paris Stringfellow, a program director with the Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing, is helping advanced manufacturers upgrade operations with cybersecurity in mind. David Clayton, executive director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, is supporting the advancement of driverless technologies.
Wednesday, Jan. 27

‘Thriving in Interesting Times’ panel discussion three: Biomedical Solutions to COVID-19

Building on our previous panel discussion in December, please join us on January 27th for the third installment of "Thriving in Interesting Times,” COVID-19 expert panel discussion.

Class Notes

Michael Corley, 2004
BS in Industrial Engineering
Henry McGill III, 2009
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Michael L. Puldy, 1984
BS in Computer Science
Jonathan Vogel, 2020
BS in Mechanical Engineering


From the Dean

At midnight on December 31st, I, like most of you, breathed a sigh of relief: 2020 was history, and I looked forward to the clean slate of a new year and the opportunities it would bring. But less than a week into 2021, we witnessed the disruption of a process that traditionally has been routine. I feel compelled to acknowledge the frightening scenes of violence and lawlessness that we saw play out at the U.S. Capitol. Such actions, carried out at one of our country’s most sacred institutions, were deeply disturbing and have no place in our democratic society.
As an immigrant to this country, I have always seen America as the exemplar of all that is good in humanity. Despite what occurred, I truly believe that what unites us as Americans is greater than that which divides us. In that spirit, I encourage every member of the CECAS family to take to heart our University’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect in everything we do. I see it every day in the work of our students, staff and faculty, work that is made possible by the selfless generosity of you, our alumni and friends. These are challenging times, and I am confident that we will come together as a community to rise above the polarization that has dominated much of our recent national dialogue. Together we can learn from 2020 and make this year one filled with opportunities. I wish you and your loved ones all the best in 2021.
Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year,
Anand K. Gramopadhye, Dean
“IDEAS Monthly” is published by the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University for alumni and friends.

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